Good luck in the contest! I hope we both continue to advance in #PFB2010! Drain potatoes and place back in pot or in a large bowl. Bangers and colcannon is classic, cozy Irish pub food. But all in all, thanks for a great recipe! Recreating bangers and colcannon from the ground – up without a recipe was one thing. And go outside my comfort zone I did. What to serve with this Colcannon recipe. When the potatoes are cooked, drain and return to the pan over medium high heat until the water evaporates. And then the colcannon is ready to serve. You two sound like you are having blast.  If you can’t […], Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes + Bailey’s Irish Cream Buttercream, Guinness cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream, http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/2/view/864, Bangers and Colcannon with Brown Sugar Guinness Gravy | Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen. Yum. This little known plugin reveals the answer. Set aside but keep warm until the potatoes are done. And to wrap up this growing list of reasons: I didn’t have a recipe. The potatoes will be the better for it. You can check out my PFB post at : http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/2/view/864. This looks delicious, and may just be the ticket for today’s Bloomsbury Day meal I’m trying to put together. I voted for you! Can be chilled for up to a day, or frozen. Super tasty! Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. 6 Irish bangers (or other small, mild-flavored sausage), 1 ½ lbs potatoes, peeled (I used baby reds but Russets would work too), ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided. Often eaten with boiled ham, it … Looks amazing Tara! Good luck! It was awesome! All are insanely delicious!! Remove the bangers and add some flour to the sauce to make gravy. Glad you were able to go out of your comfort zone and churn out something fantastic! Gorgeous post. You can also serve colcannon along side an Irish stew. Colcannon can be served and adapted in many ways. Though, it shouldn’t be easy if the Foodbuzz Challenge Details say to go outside your comfort zone with a classic ethnic dish. fantastic that you made something with an ingredient you did not really like, and even better that you enjoyed what you made. Braised bacon with colcannon cakes. © Gannett Co., Inc. 2020. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft, 10 to 15 minutes. I inquired further about the colcannon, probing about how to work the bacon into the dish, as we had seen on the menu. Colcannon potatoes are a great make ahead side dish. Of course, if I were really honoring Leopold Bloom, I’d go for some pork kidneys, but – er – I’m not in the mood. A green shirt isn’t hard to come by in Eugene. Looks delicious. Traditionally served for St. Patrick’s Day, this tasty side dish can be served any day, and might become an instant family favorite.But what the heck is it? Lovely pictures, too, BTW — I sympathize with cooking when there’s natural light available to photograph by; my blog pictures are often off-color since I have a *very* small window of light (literally – as in size and period of time) in my kitchen. I must disagree with you there. Colcannon can be served and adapted in many ways. Feel free to drop by 🙂 Good luck and best wishes for making to the top !! I think it’s a great dish because it’s easily adaptable to what you have on hand and rarely requires a recipe. Even more kudos for passing Kyle’s taste test and having never eaten the dish. Yeah sure, a trip to Ireland would have been nice but not practical of course. Serve your colcannon as a side dish along some sausages. I really enjoyed your post. I thanked her profusely for her help and hung up the phone. Put on your favorite Aran sweater, turn on some Irish fiddle tunes and make a batch of colcannon. Follow her on Twitter @kimdavaz; email her at cooking@davaz.net. Add the contents of the skillet and mix well. A scoop of colcannon… Seriously though, I was winging this whole meal so what was another piece of it? Make a small depression in the middle and add the remaining butter and let it melt into a golden puddle as you take the bowl to the table. I also enjoyed reading the story behind the “recipe” 😉 That’s what happened to me at some points while completing this challenge. I couldn’t find bangers, but Whole Foods’s garlic and pork sausages were a lovely stand-in. Or kale. Good luck! While the bangers brown and potatoes boil, cook bacon in a 12-inch skillet (cast iron works great here) over medium heat until almost crisp, rendering as much bacon fat in the pan as you can. Perfect comfort food ! Serve with a knob more butter. Yours looks delish. Colcannon is as traditional, as traditional Irish food gets, and for the week that’s in it, when the whole world will be going green in our honour, what better thing to do, than serve up some of the finest! Just voted for you! Blend until relatively smooth or to your desired consistency. So I called Bull Feeney’s and asked for some pointers on making the dish. Turn into a warmed serving bowl. Colcannon is most commonly made with only four ingredients: potatoes, butter, milk and kale. 🙂. Oh my goodness your dish looks sooo good. Add mashed potatoes, green onions, heavy cream, butter, salt, pepper and mix everything together … Yum and yum! Add 2 tablespoons butter, allow to melt, and then add the cabbage. how could I go wrong? Cook, turning the vegetables, until they wilt. Gently stir in the cabbage-bacon mixture. Serve with fresh parsley if desired. I like to put some leeks in there, too. Stir in diced cooked thickly sliced bacon. So what if dinner would be at 5 instead of 6? It would go great with a traditional corned beef, or as a topper to a shepherd’s pie.You could even ladle some hearty … Sure, Googling “colcannon” brings up a bunch of recipes but none of them passed Kyle’s test. So his love for this dish was my motivation for this challenge. In a bowl, mash the parsnips with the butter and milk, then stir through the sprouts and spring onions. This actually looks good – not just weird! Serve it as a side dish with corned beef, sausages, salmon or roast chicken. I’m trying to write my meals roster for the next few weeks (never an easy task) and this is going straight in! 6 scallions/spring onions, chopped. Go for authentic Irish flavor by using Irish butter when mashing the potatoes and sautéing the greens. Kale is an ingredient in colcannon. It can contain other ingredients such as scallions (spring onions), leeks, laverbread, onions and chives. Drain and return potatoes to pot. . I couldn’t well enough call her back so I told him I’d wing it. Looking for a dish to serve with colcannon? Great post- and I have to vote for someone who chose Irish cuisine !!! Colcannon is a recipe for buttery mashed potatoes with shredded cabbage and chopped green scallions folded in. Irish historian Patrick Weston Joyce defined it as "potatoes mashed with butter and milk, with chopped up cabbage and pot herbs". Add heavy cream and 1 tbsp butter to the potatoes and mashed until almost smooth. Give the potatoes and veggies a rough mash together using a hand masher before adding the milk and then using an electric hand blender to bring the colcannon together. He literally did a forehead slap. Sauté the leek and scallions in the bacon grease. Add chopped cabbage and butter to bacon and cook until the cabbage is soft. While I’m not Irish, colcannon quickly became one of my favorite side dishes. I have even read that colcannon is considered pub “grub” in Ireland. Another … Sausages are braised in Guinness beer that's used to make a brown sugar gravy which you'll pour over colcannon (mashed potatoes mixed with bacon-sauteed cabbage) and then devour. It’s also a great side dish go go with a ham. 4 scallions, finely chopped. I think next time I may try molasses instead of the brown sugar – all the flavor, but not quite so sweet. You can intensify the green by using the greenest cabbage you can find or by supplementing it with baby kale or baby spinach. And I’m making mashed potatoes tonight. With all of the ingredients prepped in advance and with three pans working simultaneously on the stove, I methodically moved through how I envisioned making the recipe in my brain: And then, all of a sudden, the dish was finished! 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks of fairly equal size, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, 3 cups shredded green cabbage (can swap in a cup of thinly sliced baby spinach or baby kale), 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, white and tender green parts, 4 scallions, green parts only, finely chopped, Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. You can make the whole dish, let it cool to room temperature and then keep it covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. First and foremost, I’ve never eaten it. And if you’re looking for more Irish and Irish-inspired food, please be sure to check out my Irish soda bread, Guinness chocolate cake, shamrock shakes, and Guinness cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream. I love how you chose a dish with an ingredient you don’t like! The dreaded cabbage was unassuming, ever so slightly crisp, and its contrast in texture with the mashed potatoes was perfect. Good Luck! Wow I am so impressed w/o a recipe!!! This colcannon (Irish-style mashed potatoes) recipe is a twist on the same old same old mashed potatoes. Some russet potatoes are the size of a small cat. Reserve. Some call for ham or bacon while others do not. She taught me how to make it, emphasizing the importance of sauteeing the cabbage in the bacon drippings. Was looking for recipes to use up the cabbage I had in the fridge and stumbled on this one. As soon as I read the ingredients I knew Colcannon had to be good. Sauté bacon in a large skillet. Best of luck with PFB! Tara, you are something special! Colcannon is a favorite Irish recipe, especially on St Patrick … You did a fantastic job with the 2nd challenge. Easy . Great post! The Register-Guard ~ 3500 Chad Drive, Suite 600, Eugene, OR 97408 ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Cookie Policy ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Privacy Policy ~ Terms Of Service ~ Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. The colcannon was awesome, though how could it not be with bacon in it? Or both. It was a cheap, year-round food. Cover potatoes with water in a small pot; season with salt. Cook the bacon. The steamed cabbage adds a crunchiness to the creamy potatoes. And good for you for going WAY out of your comfort zone! The mixture should be the way you like mashed potatoes. Typically, colcannon is served as a side dish to any meat (think corned beef), a ham steak or sausages. Course Side Dish Prep Time 20 minutes. Serve hot topped with the bangers and brown sugar Guinness gravy. Perhaps our health consciousness and Cook at a steady boil until tender, starting to check after 20 minutes. Good luck on PFB. Drain and mash together with the potatoes and milk, creating a chunky mashed potato dish which will gradually turn slightly green. It looks beautiful (I would say delicious, but I’m not a fan of sausage or cabbage!) Good luck in this round! Great job and great photos! Not one ingredient I don’t like . Ooooh, this looks so good, especially that gravy. You’ve got my vote! A… Boil potatoes until fork-tender. Sauté mixture until cabbage is almost tender but a slight amount of crunch remains, about 10-15 minutes while stirring occasionally. Your email address will not be published. By itself, it’s a vegetarian main dish. Add chopped cabbage and butter to bacon and cook until the cabbage is soft. Cook the potatoes in salted water. While the potatoes cook, heat about 6 tablespoons (3/4 of the stick) of butter in a large skillet. Put the ham in a large saucepan and cover with water. She explained that the cabbage was sautéed in bacon and drippings with some added butter. Turn off the heat and add 1 cup of the milk to the potatoes. I can’t think of a better way to up the nutritional content of mashed potatoes! I told my granddad I was making this the other day and no sooner was it … It was another to make it great enough to pass Kyle’s test (which, by far, it did). Hope to see you in round three. 1lb (500g) cooked curly kale or savoy cabbage, finely shredded. All rights reserved. So yummy. Choose one medium russet potato per person or one large per two people, plus one for the pot. If the gravy thickens too much, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of chicken stock as needed. And it’s entirely another thing to fully and wholeheartedly say that I love this bangers and colcannon meal. you’re right, I have heard of bangers and mash, but not Colcannon. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven or very large saucepan and add cold water to cover them by an inch. I make it often in the winter, when all I get from the CSA are things like potatoes and cabbage. Well done, and good luck in Project Food Blog! I like to build bowls with this as the base. your dish came out like you didn’t sweat at all 🙂 good job on this! What a hearty and comforting dish! 1. If you can't find bangers, fresh chicken sausage will work ok in this recipe too. If you like a really watery soup, add more milk. Brown … You got my vote 🙂, This dish looks so yummy! You deserve a trip to Ireland. It's almost as easy is making colcannon, a traditional Irish dish of fluffy mashed russet potatoes flecked with green onions and cabbage. Here are the top 3 reasons why I was crazy for choosing this classic Irish dish: 1. This is a great post and was a pleasure to read. So I was faced with making a dish at his request begging that I’ve never eaten involving an ingredient that I detest and without a recipe. Kim Davaz always wants to know the story behind a recipe. Wow, I would love to try this! [6] Other items could include a stick indicated an unhappy marriage, and a rag denoted a life of poverty. Let me know what you think of what I did with your lovely recipe: http://bit.ly/l47FRo, […] far as I know the original recipe came from Tara at Smells Like Home.  You can visit her site to see a better picture of the dish with the gravy. How to make Colcannon Potatoes. If you’ve made a very generous amount, leftovers can be mixed with some beaten egg as a binder, formed into patties and sautéed until golden. A bacon joint can stretch a long way. Great. ~ Mary. The thought of an Irish dish involving cabbage makes me shudder since I’ve never liked cabbage in almost any form. I’m getting hungry…. Good luck in round two! My first step in recreating this classic Irish dish was to go to the source. I never dreamed that a beer reduction cooked with brown sugar could be so amazing and it was the brown sugar gravy that completely put the whole dish over the edge. Bangers and Colcannon: Classic, cozy Irish food with Guinness-braised sausages and mashed potatoes mixed with sauteed cabbage. You did a marvelous job, it looks GREAT! Good luck next round! That should be about half a pound per person but this recipe is easily adaptable to any size group. Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish. Kyle was surprised to hear about the brown sugar gravy and asked how to make it. WOOHOO. I love colcannon! It’s a great way to change up from the usual mashed potatoes that can quickly become boring. I voted for you – good luck! Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, … As it turns out, this *was* the ticket for my Bloomsday meal. 3lbs (1.5kg) potatoes, floury variety. Follow Smells Like Home on Pinterest and click that little Pin button at the top of this recipe card to save this recipe and share with your Pinterest followers! You did an amazing job with the research and execution of this dish! This is exactly what I want for dinner right this instant. 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